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Share and collaborate on Illustrator cloud documents

  1. Illustrator User Guide
  2. Get to know Illustrator
    1. Introduction to Illustrator
      1. What's new in Illustrator
      2. Common questions
      3. Illustrator system requirements
      4. Illustrator for Apple silicon
    2. Workspace
      1. Workspace basics
      2. Learn faster with the Illustrator Discover panel
      3. Create documents
      4. Toolbar
      5. Default keyboard shortcuts
      6. Customize keyboard shortcuts
      7. Introduction to artboards
      8. Manage artboards
      9. Customize the workspace
      10. Properties panel
      11. Set preferences
      12. Touch Workspace
      13. Microsoft Surface Dial support in Illustrator
      14. Undo edits and manage design history
      15. Rotate view
      16. Rulers, grids, and guides
      17. Accessibility in Illustrator
      18. Safe Mode
      19. View artwork
      20. Use the Touch Bar with Illustrator
      21. Files and templates
    3. Tools in Illustrator
      1. Tools at a glance
      2. Select tools
        1. Selection
        2. Direct Selection
        3. Group Selection
        4. Magic Wand
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        6. Artboard
      3. Navigate tools
        1. Hand
        2. Rotate View
        3. Zoom
      4. Paint tools
        1. Gradient
        2. Mesh
        3. Shape Builder
      5. Text tools
        1. Type
        2. Type on a Path
        3. Vertical Type
      6. Draw tools
        1. Pen
        2. Add Anchor Point
        3. Delete Anchor Point
        4. Anchor Point
        5. Curvature
        6. Line Segment
        7. Rectangle
        8. Rounded Rectangle
        9. Ellipse
        10. Polygon
        11. Star
        12. Paintbrush
        13. Blob Brush
        14. Pencil
        15. Shaper
        16. Slice
      7. Modify tools
        1. Rotate
        2. Reflect
        3. Scale
        4. Shear
        5. Width
        6. Free Transform
        7. Eyedropper
        8. Blend
        9. Eraser
        10. Scissors
    4. Quick actions
      1. Retro text
      2. Neon glow text
      3. Old school text
      4. Recolor
      5. Convert sketch to vector
  3. Illustrator on the iPad
    1. Introduction to Illustrator on the iPad
      1. Illustrator on the iPad overview
      2. Illustrator on the iPad FAQs
      3. System requirements | Illustrator on the iPad
      4. What you can or cannot do on Illustrator on the iPad
    2. Workspace
      1. Illustrator on the iPad workspace
      2. Touch shortcuts and gestures
      3. Keyboard shortcuts for Illustrator on the iPad
      4. Manage your app settings
    3. Documents
      1. Work with documents in Illustrator on the iPad
      2. Import Photoshop and Fresco documents
    4. Select and arrange objects
      1. Create repeat objects
      2. Blend objects
    5. Drawing
      1. Draw and edit paths
      2. Draw and edit shapes
    6. Type
      1. Work with type and fonts
      2. Create text designs along a path
      3. Add your own fonts
    7. Work with images
      1. Vectorize raster images
    8. Color
      1. Apply colors and gradients
  4. Cloud documents
    1. Basics
      1. Work with Illustrator cloud documents
      2. Share and collaborate on Illustrator cloud documents
      3. Share documents for review
      4. Upgrade cloud storage for Adobe Illustrator
      5. Illustrator cloud documents | Common questions
    2. Troubleshooting
      1. Troubleshoot create or save issues for Illustrator cloud documents
      2. Troubleshoot Illustrator cloud documents issues
  5. Add and edit content
    1. Drawing
      1. Drawing basics
      2. Edit paths
      3. Draw pixel-perfect art
      4. Draw with the Pen, Curvature, or Pencil tool
      5. Draw simple lines and shapes
      6. Image Trace
      7. Simplify a path
      8. Define perspective grids
      9. Symbolism tools and symbol sets
      10. Adjust path segments
      11. Design a flower in 5 easy steps
      12. Perspective drawing
      13. Symbols
      14. Draw pixel-aligned paths for web workflows
    2. 3D objects and materials
      1. About 3D effects in Illustrator
      2. Create 3D graphics
      3. Map artwork over 3D objects
      4. Create 3D Text
    3. Color
      1. About color
      2. Select colors
      3. Use and create swatches
      4. Adjust colors
      5. Use the Adobe Color Themes panel
      6. Color groups (harmonies)
      7. Color Themes panel
      8. Recolor your artwork
    4. Painting
      1. About painting
      2. Paint with fills and strokes
      3. Live Paint groups
      4. Gradients
      5. Brushes
      6. Transparency and blending modes
      7. Apply stroke on an object
      8. Create and edit patterns
      9. Meshes
      10. Patterns
    5. Select and arrange objects
      1. Select objects
      2. Layers
      3. Group and expand objects
      4. Move, align, and distribute objects
      5. Stack objects    
      6. Lock, hide, and delete objects
      7. Copy and duplicate objects
      8. Rotate and reflect objects
      9. Intertwine objects
    6. Reshape objects
      1. Crop images
      2. Transform objects
      3. Combine objects
      4. Cut, divide, and trim objects
      5. Puppet Warp
      6. Scale, shear, and distort objects
      7. Blend objects
      8. Reshape using envelopes
      9. Reshape objects with effects
      10. Build new shapes with Shaper and Shape Builder tools
      11. Work with Live Corners
      12. Enhanced reshape workflows with touch support
      13. Edit clipping masks
      14. Live shapes
      15. Create shapes using the Shape Builder tool
      16. Global editing
    7. Type
      1. Add text and work with type objects
      2. Create bulleted and numbered lists
      3. Manage text area
      4. Fonts and typography
      5. Format type
      6. Import and export text
      7. Format paragraphs
      8. Special characters
      9. Create type on a path
      10. Character and paragraph styles
      11. Tabs
      12. Text and type
      13. Find missing fonts (Typekit workflow)
      14. Update text from Illustrator 10
      15. Arabic and Hebrew type
      16. Fonts | FAQ and troubleshooting tips
      17. Create 3D text effect
      18. Creative typography designs
      19. Scale and rotate type
      20. Line and character spacing
      21. Hyphenation and line breaks
      22. Text enhancements
      23. Spelling and language dictionaries
      24. Format Asian characters
      25. Composers for Asian scripts
      26. Create text designs with blend objects
      27. Create a text poster using Image Trace
    8. Create special effects
      1. Work with effects
      2. Graphic styles
      3. Create a drop shadow
      4. Appearance attributes
      5. Create sketches and mosaics
      6. Drop shadows, glows, and feathering
      7. Summary of effects
    9. Web graphics
      1. Best practices for creating web graphics
      2. Graphs
      3. SVG
      4. Create animations
      5. Slices and image maps
  6. Import, export, and save
    1. Import
      1. Place multiple files
      2. Manage linked and embedded files
      3. Links information
      4. Unembed images
      5. Import artwork from Photoshop
      6. Import bitmap images
      7. Import Adobe PDF files
      8. Import EPS, DCS, and AutoCAD files
    2. Creative Cloud Libraries in Illustrator 
      1. Creative Cloud Libraries in Illustrator
    3. Save
      1. Save artwork
    4. Export
      1. Use Illustrator artwork in Photoshop
      2. Export artwork
      3. Collect assets and export in batches
      4. Package files
      5. Create Adobe PDF files
      6. Extract CSS | Illustrator CC
      7. Adobe PDF options
      8. File information and metadata
  7. Printing
    1. Prepare for printing
      1. Set up documents for printing
      2. Change the page size and orientation
      3. Specify crop marks for trimming or aligning
      4. Get started with large canvas
    2. Printing
      1. Overprint
      2. Print with color management
      3. PostScript printing
      4. Print presets
      5. Printer's marks and bleeds
      6. Print and save transparent artwork
      7. Trapping
      8. Print color separations
      9. Print gradients, meshes, and color blends
      10. White Overprint
  8. Automate tasks
    1. Data merge using the Variables panel
    2. Automation with scripts
    3. Automation with actions
  9. Troubleshooting 
    1. Crash issues
    2. Recover files after crash
    3. File issues
    4. Supported file formats
    5. GPU device driver issues
    6. Wacom device issues
    7. DLL file issues
    8. Memory issues
    9. Preferences file issues
    10. Font issues
    11. Printer issues
    12. Share crash report with Adobe
    13. Improve Illustrator performance

Working in a team? Learn how to invite collaborators to directly, review and share comments on your Illustrator cloud documents.

Illustrator makes collaboration easy when you work in a team. With the power of cloud documents, you can share document links for review with other team members and make edits directly from the app. You can either use Illustrator on the desktop or the iPad to send invitations. Similarly, collaborators can use desktop or iPad to edit, review and comment on the shared documents.

invite to edit

Share a document

From the App (Desktop or iPad)

To share your Illustrator cloud document with collaborators, perform the following tasks: 

  1. Select Share > Invite to edit (desktop) or   (iPad) in the upper-right corner of the Illustrator app.
  2. Select Invite people to edit section, specify a valid AdobeID email address of the people you want to collaborate with on this document.
  3. [Optional] In the Write a comment section, type a note for collaborators.
  4. Select the Invite to Edit button to send the invitation and collaborate on the same document, one collaborator at a time.
  5. Select the Settings icon to control link access. You can also access settings when you select Change.
Share link for comments
Invite to edit

 Ensure that the recipient's AdobeID emails used in invitation match with their Illustrator, Creative Cloud desktop, and Creative Cloud web AdobeID. 

The Members section in the Invite to edit dialog displays the names and email addresses of all the invited collaborators and the owner of the shared cloud document.

 Points to note:

  • Ensure that the Illustrator document on your desktop that you want to share is a cloud document.  If the document you want to share is stored on your computer, save it as a cloud document. Click Continue under Save as a cloud document to invite people option in the Invite to edit dialog.
  • Ensure you're connected to the Internet to seamlessly work on shared cloud documents. If you're unable to find your shared cloud documents online or face any issues, see Why I can't see my cloud documents online?

Settings

  1. Select Share > Invite to edit (desktop) or    icon(iPad) in the upper-right corner of the Illustrator app.
  2. If you're the owner of the document, you can select Settings icon to control the link access.
  3. You can also control if people you share the link with can commentsave a copy, or both.
  4. Select Send link to share a cloud document as a link to allow stakeholders to view and provide a comment on it. The comments flow back into the app to resolve feedback.
Share a comment settings
Share a comment settings

From the Creative Cloud (Desktop or Web)

You can also invite collaborators to edit your Illustrator cloud documents from the Creative Cloud desktop and web.

View and edit shared cloud documents

FOR REVIEWER

If you are a reviewer who has signed in with an Adobe ID, you can request edit access from assets.adobe.comEven if you don't have an Adobe email ID, you can comment as a Guest.

FOR DESIGNER

If you are a designer, you will get a notification  inside the Sharesheet panel to grant or reject access on the upper-right corner of the Creative Cloud desktop and web.

If Illustrator is not already installed or updated on your device, you are prompted to install or update it.

For this function to work in real time, you have to ensure active internet connectivity at all times.

Manage comments

You can view and manage feedback received from stakeholders within Illustrator. The comments you receive are linked to the relevant objects and pages in Illustrator. 

Manage comments on desktop
Manage comments on desktop

Manage comments on the iPad
Manage comments on the iPad

Reply, resolve, or delete comments

Click each comment in the Review panel and click  to avail more options to Reply, Resolve, or Delete individual comments. Click any comment to take you to the relevant area on the Illustrator document. 

When you click:

  • A pin annotation:  Illustrator displays the comments associated with the area pointed by the pin. 
  • A comment: Illustrator displays the objects associated with the comment. 
  • An annotation on canvas: Illustrator displays area marked by a freeform shape and displays relevant comment in the Review panel. 

Reply to comments

Click Reply in the Review panel.

Resolve, Edit or Delete comments

Click More Options and select the corresponding option.

When you delete a comment, all associated replies are deleted permanently. 

Reference stakeholders using @ mention

When you use @mention to reference stakeholders, they are notified through the Creative Cloud app and email. 

From the App (Desktop or iPad)

Shared with you desktop
Shared document on the desktop

Shared with you iPad
Shared document on the iPad

The invitation for editing a cloud document is auto-accepted. You can open the Illustrator on the desktop or the iPad to view the shared document. Do the following:

  1. Go to Home screen > Shared with you to see all your shared documents.
  2. Click or tap the shared document to open and start editing. Your changes are auto-saved on the cloud as you work.

Currently, Illustrator provides asynchronous editing where each collaborator can edit a shared cloud document one at a time. If the shared cloud document is already open on another system, a dialog appears in which you can choose one of the following:

  •  Click Make a copy to work on a copy of the shared cloud document.
  • Click OK and reopen the document after the current user is done with the changes.

Manage shared cloud documents

  • Name and email addresses of the owner and collaborators are visible in the Invite to edit dialog.
  • Owner of the shared document can remove collaborators to stop sharing the cloud document. 
  • Even if you don't have an Adobe email ID, you can comment as a Guest.
  • Collaborators can also choose to leave if they no longer want to contribute. 
  • After a collaborator leaves or has been removed, the shared document is removed permanently from the list of shared documents.
  • Collaborators cannot remove the owner of the shared document.

From the App (Desktop or iPad)

Remove a collaborator
Remove a collaborator

To remove a collaborator:

  1. Select Share > Invite to edit (desktop) or  (iPad) in the upper-right corner of the Illustrator menu bar.
  2. Hover over the name of the collaborator and select Remove
Leave the shared document
Leave the shared document

To leave the shared document:
  1. Select  Share > Invite to edit (desktop) or  (iPad) in the upper-right corner of the Illustrator app.
  2. Hover over your own name and select Leave

From the Creative Cloud (Desktop or Web)

You can remove collaborators from the shared documents with Creative Cloud website and desktop, see How to remove invited collaborators.

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